Help Help! Don't understand the "People" App


I have just spent a while linking all my contacts across facebook, gmail, and my old phone contacts list.

I want to put my friends into a group in People and have only that group show in the app.

This is so my random taxi and restaurant numbers don't show up there.

However when I click on say the group "Friends" and then "add contact" a load of contacts no longer show up.

Can anyone help?


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More info:

It seems to be that some contacts I can't edit either. I can't be certain yet, but it might be only those people for whom I only have facebook details...

Could that be it? Does it help find a solution?


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OK. Seem to be getting somewhere. If I find the people who disappear when I go to try and add them to a group, they are all solely facebook friends.

I can't edit their contact details.

If I link another contact to them I can then edit their contact details (the option appears at the bottom of their data)

I can then delete the wrongly attached data and I can still edit, and can add them to a group.


Is there a way of doing this in batches?


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If your contacts are synced with gmail, its MUCH easier to organize and create groups on gmail from a pc then to do it on the phone.
Thanks Sitlet, I tried to do this and it has caused two problems.

I exported all the contacts to SD card, then sent that data to Gmail.


1) A lot of dross seems to have been pulled through and now everyone who's ever emailed me or who I've ever emailed has become one of "my contacts".

As a workaround in People I have deselected gmail contacts in View, but I think I will now have to start sorting out all these contacts!

2) The friends for whom I only had facebook data have not been pulled through at all.

ANy help greatly appreciated.


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You can go through the contact settings and make it only show number so that people that email you doesn't get added in contacts. As for your other problems I'm not sure on how to fix.